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Software Designer

Employer
Undisclosed Company
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£25 - £26 per hour
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Sector
IT
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, a blue-chip IT company is currently seeking a Software Designer based in Cambridge. This is a full-time, temporary role working Monday - Friday until October 2024. The role is paying up to £26 per hour depending on experience to start ASAP.

This role can be remote however must be in commutable distance to Cambridge to attend meetings when necessary.

Full stack designer Job Requirements:
At the company, innovation springs from a team of individuals each collaborating and contributing their own perspectives, knowledge, and experience to advance the way the world works and lives. From earliest days, they have recognized that capturing and drawing from diverse points of view improves our products and services. Are you passionate about designing innovative solutions that transform and improve the way people work? Are you always thinking of ways to improve features or enhance processes? Are you someone who equates fun with using a new application just to see how it works? If so, they are looking for you!

They are looking for a UX Designer with a collaborative spirit to work with product management, SW development, and business stakeholders to provide design and user experience direction and leadership. This role requires a strong interest in new technology and a passion for providing the best customer experience possible. The ideal candidate must be familiar with Agile software development and comfortable creating clear and well-formed use cases for development teams.

You must be able to work independently, communicate status and manage risks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create early-stage concepts/sketches/user flows to quickly test hypotheses and de-risk assumptions.
  • Create high-fidelity mockups and prototypes.
  • Leverage research findings and incorporate design workshop outcomes into design proposals.
  • Propose and negotiate improvements to the user experience with product managers, developers, and business stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other product designers, researchers, and UX strategists.
  • Create clear and well-formed use cases to solve a problem.
  • Must be capable of understanding and using a UI framework and contribute to its improvement.
  • Document UX/UI behaviors.
  • Hand-off UI mockups to front-end developers and review front-end implementation.
  • Advocate for the customer and the use of research and design thinking practices throughout the design process.

Skills

  • Comfortable starting with ambiguous goals, ideas, or requirements and iterating to create clarity and alignment.
  • A knack for storytelling through illustrating user flows, journeys, and experiences
  • Able to understand complex product requirements and convert them to easy-to-use software solutions.
  • The ability to recognize when to pivot and try a different design approach.
  • Advanced visual design and information architecture skills
  • Advanced Figma skills and up to date with the latest features and capabilities (Variants, Variables, Auto-layout, Prototyping, Conditionals, Component Creation)
  • Familiarity with Miro and other rapid sketch/whiteboard tools
  • Experience with user research.
  • Experience working with design systems.
  • Advanced skills with user-centric design methods
  • Well-versed in agile methodologies and software development processes
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of users (internal and external), strong problem-solving skills, adaptable, proactive, willing to take ownership and to manage ambiguity.
  • Multi-tasking and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in Computer & Software Technology design preferred.
  • Experience facilitating cross-functional design thinking workshops is a plus.

Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years SW UX design experience
  • BS degree (or equivalent experience) in Design or Technology related field

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